A while back we were standing in line in Costco and we look over and standing in a nearby line is an older fellow in a peculiar outfit. He was wearing cargo pants made out of a fabric with the American Navy logo all over it. He had white hair and a white handlebar moustache (to give you an idea of what I meant by "older fellow"). He was also sporting a white t-shirt with the following on the front in large letters:
I'll start off by admitting that I don't know how "new" this trend is, hence the reason I did not give it that qualifier in my title; however, it is something that has recently begun to stand out to me.
I've noticed a disturbing trend in politics of restating or informing people that alternate opinions or concerns exist, while at the same time saying and doing absolutely nothing to actually address them.
Example: Fill out, create or sign any given petition on Whitehouse.gov…Continue
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Before you sharpen your pitchforks and light the torches, let me qualify that title with: Not all of them!
Those who are child molesters, or knowingly aid such vile excuses for humans deserve all of the scorn and contempt they get from any thinking human.
That said, I was thinking the other day of how religion is basically a mind virus that has permeated and infected much of humanity for millenia. Then the thought struck me that if that is the case, should we not feel…Continue
I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but just a quick thought upon seeing another pick of Pope Palpatine riding around in his popemobile...
Isn't it obvious that even he doesn't believe in God if he's that worried about being assassinated? Wouldn't "God" protect him if he's supposed to be "His" emissary on Earth?
Contrary wise, if it's his time to go, wouldn't "God" make it happen no matter how much bulletproof glass he's surrounded by?
How to believers not…Continue
My wife and I were privileged enough to be able to see the world premier of Hamlet in the Original Pronunciation (since Shakespeare's time) this past weekend. There were some odd cuts in the script, and the original brogue took a little getting used to, but over all it was an excellent production beautifully acted and directed.
Why am I posting this on an Atheist blog? Because of one particularly amusing bit of directing. In the scene where Hamlet is reading a book and…Continue
As Sci-Fi goes, The Box is somewhat standard issue for circa 1970s pulp. A simple yet elegant moral dilemma is drawn out and turned into a full length feature film with bizarre Twilight Zone-esque overtones.
My problem with it: First, it was released in 2009 and aside from the possible motivation of keeping the story true to the short story which inspired it, there is really no reason it should have been set in…Continue
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And I can't be the only one!
Is anyone else just the least bit disturbed by how integrated everything is getting on the internet? Maybe I'm just old and fussy, or maybe I just value both my time and my privacy enough that I don't want to squander one to control the other, but I really don't like this trend of running every little thing that is done on the internet through facebook or twitter. I don't "tweet" at all, but I started an account when it was first getting popular, made a…Continue
There's been a lot in the atheist blogosphere lately about AIG and the idiotic Ark Park being subsidized by the government.
I just had a funny thought and I'd love to know if anyone can actually do the math on this.
For the sake of argument, if the "Ark" actually did exist and carry 2 of every species (7 of the "clean" ones) on the planet, PLUS (as is propositioned by AIG and the Creation "museum") the dinosaurs...
Wouldn't that much weight simply sink the…Continue
This blog was prompted by a recent YouTube video add in the "Atheist Humor" group wherein some guy with an Australian accent is sitting in some posh room a la "Masterpiece Theater" and ranting about people who are "too stupid to be an Atheist".
His target this time around was "Humanities" students with Liberal Arts degrees who scoff at Christians.
I happen to be one of those people with what basically amounts to a Liberal Arts degree, as I am a teacher of Art and Theatre. …Continue
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This has nothing to do with atheism. Just bragging because we're building my kids a new sandbox.
They had a "sandboat" from Costco that my son got on his 3rd birthday from his aunt and uncle (my brother). Unfortunately, it has no lid, only a blue mesh sort of thing that doesn't even entirely cover the surface of the sand.
This year for Solstice we got two kittens. More unfortunate, the kittens have learned to use the dog door and have decided the sand box (even with mesh cover)…Continue